Dozens of floral tributes and balloons have been left on a bridge by Teignmouth railway station in memory of a young man who tragically lost his life just ahead of the Easter weekend.

Emergency services were called to the railway line near Teignmouth station at around 11:50pm on Thursday 28th March following reports of a casualty on the tracks. ‘Sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene,’ a spokesperson from the British Transport Police confirmed.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

The deceased has not yet been officially identified but has been named locally as a young man called Will.

Flowers, balloons and a graffiti message reading ‘Will’s World’ have been left on the bridge over the railway line on Shute Hill in Teignmouth in memory of the lad.

Many locals have been left reeling by the death. Messages have been left on social media remembering Will as someone ‘who always had a smile on his face and never had a bad word to say about anyone’.

Another message reads, ‘I can’t believe you’ve gone! We have to look out for each other.’

A gofundme page has been set up to raise money for a memorial bench for Will. Donations have already exceeded £5000, far more than the original £600 target.

The Teignmouth railway station death comes less than a year after 58 year old local gardener, Penelope Lane, was killed after being hit by a train last September.